Friday, July 9, 2010

INSIDER INTERVIEW: Liz Carey Handbags

 Liz Carey has bounced back. We got a chance to speak to the handbag designer about your inspiration and how to jump back from a fashion lawsuit. Fashion blog headlines reported Liz Carey's lawsuit to the conglomerate, Juicy Couture where they claims copyright infringement. Just last week Liz changed the name of her line (once Bird to her name.) and is pushing forward with a fantastic line of red leather bags. She sent out this letter to press and friends to share the news of the name change.  I caught up with Liz to hear about her inspiration and plans for reinventing her line.





Name: LIZ CAREY  formerly BIRD

3 words to describe your label:
LC: everyday, one of a kind, the kind of bags that like to go out and not live in a drawer

In your opinion what is next season’s trendI'm not good at that.

What is your inspiration for this season/line entirely? Well fall 2010 u will see is called “SEEING RED” because we were recently in a lawsuit with JUICY/LIZ CLAIBORNE over the name of my line BIRD. So I tried to incorporate that. You can see the collection at lizcareybags.com. ..we ended up changing the name to my own name last week…..

I see the bag above is unique and one of a kind made from a Guatemalan wedding skirt. What are your favorite materials to use? Vintage skins

Favorite place for brainstorming and day dreaming In my bed…

Female entrepreneur of the year award should go to:Chelsea Handler

You made the news with the Juicy Couture lawsuit over your previous handbag line. What advice can you give entrepreneurs to move forward and recreate?
Make sure you have a good lawyer…

What kind of press/marketing/celeb spotings has your line received? We have a lot of faithful ladies. Check them out online at lizcareybags.com

What designer’s fashion line does your handbags compliment, in your opinion?  ….works well with lots…I'm a vintage personally….

We are anxiously awaiting the next handbag collection, Bird. When is the launch?  I had BIRD for the last 5 years we are now called my name  liz carey

And Lastly, spill the Privy Find:
www.Lizcareybags.com

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